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Judith S. Stern

sternjudith.jpgDistinguished Professor of Nutrition & Internal Medicine
Department of Nutrition
Department of Internal Medicine
(Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, and Vascular Medicine)
Agricultural Experiment Station

3150B Meyer Hall
(530) 752-6575 office
(530) 752-1297 fax


B.S. in Food & Nutrition from Cornell University
S.M. Sc.D. in Nutrition form Harvard University School of Public Health


Judith S. Stern, Sc.D., is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Internal Medicine/Division of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of California, Davis. She is the Co-Director of the Collaborative Obesity Research Evaluation Team (CORET).

An expert on diet and nutrition, Stern has published extensively on nutrition, the effect of exercise on appetite and metabolism, and obesity. She is currently studying the effects of obesity on lipids and renal disease, the effects of a nondiet approach to health in obese women and magnesium and asthma. She is Program co-Director of a nutrition training grant and Director of a Clinical Nutrition Unit Animal Models Subcore Laboratory also funded by NIH. Stern has published over 250 research papers in professional journals and over 150 articles in popular magazines such as Redbook and is an Editorial Advisor to Prevention Magazine.

Stern received her bachelor degree in Foods and Nutrition from Cornell University and her master of science and doctor of science degrees in nutrition from the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston. In 1969, she became a research associate at The Rockefeller University in the Department of Human Behavior and Metabolism and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor. She joined UC Davis in 1975.

Professional Associations

  • American Hear Association (Fellow)
  • American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN
  • American Society for Nutrition Sciences (ASNS)
  • The American Dietetic Association
  • The North American Association for the Study of Obesity



  • 1995 elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine
  • 1995 UC Davis Award for Distinguished Public Service
  • 1996 California Dietetic Association award for excellence in research
  • 2001 Charles A. Black Award from the Council on Agriculture Science and Technology
  • 2004 Secretary Honors Award from USDA